Faith Msibi bows out… but is still in the game

Only Paxton, Phindy, Botlhale and Mthokozisi are left now.

As Faith Msibi was bowing out of the IdolsSA, giving way to the Top 4, she took to her Facebook page to tell her disappointed fans that despite everything she is very much in the game and was available for bookings.

The eMalahleni crooner got less votes and has now given it to Paxton, Phindy, Mthokozi and Botlhale to carry on.

On Sunday, the final leg of IdolsSA began with Botlhale performing Joan Osborn’s One Of Us. He followed up with Charlie Puth’s One Call Away, which had the judges approving of his performance.

Phindy followed, with Ringo’s Sondela, which received a positive feedback from Somizi, Unathi and Randall. Her second song, Sorry by BeyoncĂ©, which didn’t quite win her the hearts of the three judges. They felt something was lacking in her singing of the song though her performance was great.

Paxton chose Christina Aguilera’s I Turn To You. She then did Black Coffee’s mix of In Common by Alicia Keys.

Mthokozisi did It’s Hard To Say Goodbye by Boyz II Men as well Justin Bieber’s What Do You Mean, both of which won him the hearts of the judges, with Unathi saying “It was perfect”.

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#IdolsSA: Here’s your 2017 top 10 – IN PICTURES

The top 10 contestants in Idols SA competion have been announced.

They are:



Paxton Fielies (16) is a high school student from Cape Town and the youngest contestant in the top 10.


Phindy Dube (19) is from Durban and the former Wits University student, she dropped out to focus on her music career.


Faith Msibi (25) is a child of a pastor from eMalahleni, Mpumalanga. With also an interest in the media industry, Faith was first auditioned in season 12 with her two sisters but this time is going on her own.



Thokozile Ndimande (27) is from Gauteng


Mthokozisi Ndaba (26) is from KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal and calls himself as a “musical hustler”.

Botlhale Phora (21) is from Garankuwa in Tshwane and is a full- time touring musician with his highlight being his performance with Lira at the State Theatre as well as Musa and Robbie Malinga.

Thapelo Esau (20) is from Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg and is a Communication student at the University of Johannesburg.


Tee Xaba (18) is from Durban and the Drama student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.


Lindo Sithole (21) is from Durban and he is a Hospitality student at the Tshwane South College.



Christo Daniels (21) hails from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and is a Business Management student at the Nelson Mandela University.

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